Removing stub template removes too many lines
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Description

Intention: To remove a stub template

Expectation: That the stub template would disappear and everything else (references list, navbox) would remain the same

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gastric_volvulus&oldid=567517399 or (probably) any other article that contains these items on separate, adjacent lines:
    • A list of references (in this case, a single bulleted list item)
    • A blank line
    • A stub template
    • A navigation template
  1. Open the article in VisualEditor.
  1. Click on the the stub template to select it.
  1. Press the delete/backspace key (it's same key on a Mac) one time to delete the stub template (and nothing else).

Result:

Instead of getting the slightly shorter expected list:

  • A list of references (in this case, a single bulleted list item)
  • A blank line
  • A navigation template

this produced a single line containing both the reference list item and the navbox, with no intervening spaces or lines:

  • A list of references (in this case, a single bulleted list item)Navigation template

This broke the navbox formatting for readers.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gastric_volvulus&diff=577403274&oldid=576282874

bzimport added a project: VisualEditor.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:14 AM
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Whatamidoing-WMF created this task.Via LegacyOct 17 2013, 11:48 PM
Thryduulf added a comment.Via ConduitNov 4 2013, 2:17 PM

Confirmed on Firefox 25/Linux

It seems from very quick experimentation that deleting a template also deletes the preceding line.

Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as "Low" priority.Via WebJan 15 2015, 1:39 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF raised the priority of this task from "Low" to "Normal".Via WebJan 20 2015, 6:17 PM
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